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A Message from Her Majesty The Queen

We have been delighted here at Pelham House to take part in Hold Still, the nationwide photography project launched in May 2020 to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. 

Spearheaded by the The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, the Hold Still project invited people across the UK to submit a photographic portrait portraying the emotions and experiences felt during the Lockdown period in May and June.

Using our entrancing "Portraits through the window"collection of photos taken by local photographer Zak Waters of the home's staff and residents, we were able to contribute a snapshot in time here at Pelham House back in May. 

It is with great pleasure that we received this acknowledgement of our contribution from Her Majesty the Queen . 

Thank you so much for taking part in Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across the country, with entrants ranging from 4 to 75 years-old. We were overwhelmed by the huge number of incredible photographs that were submitted and selecting just 100 images for the exhibition was not an easy task. 

To mark the launch of the Hold Still digital exhibition, Her Majesty The Queen has written a message sending her best wishes and congratulations to all those who submitted an image to the project.

To  view the Final 100 portraits chosen, click here to visit the Hold Still website.

Pelham House is a friendly and welcoming residential care home in Folkestone providing a comfortable “home from home” atmosphere for those who are living with dementia. Please phone us on 01303 252145 to find out more about our specialist dementia provision.  

  • 25th September 2020
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